Is this the end of summer?


The days are getting shorter, and it looks as though Autumn will be here before very long. The berries are ripening on the bushes, and we have been picking blackberries for a few weeks already. I hope you have had a good summer and that you are now ready for the stitching season.

I’m very pleased to be able to tell you about a new Show

Canford Needlework Festival

will, this year, take place on

Sunday 22nd September 2013
from 10-5pm


Hamworthy Recreation Club,
Magna Road,
Canford Magna,
BH21 3AP

Admission is £2.50 for all adults and free for children aged 12 and under.

Lots of Free Car Parking
Bookable Coach Parking
Carvery Lunches (can’t be booked in advance),
Tea, Coffee & Bar

It is hopeful that next year the show will be for more days, depending on bookings at the venue

There will be suppliers with a wide variety of supplies for stitching and hobby pastimes including, beadwork, braiding, chain maille, contemporary and traditional hand and machine embroidery, felting, knitting, lacemaking, patchwork, sewing, spinning, tatting, weaving and more….. including publicised demonstrations throughout the day.

I will be demonstrating a really easy but effective technique using fabric crayons. I’m not sure of the time, but it will be announced in good time on the day.

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We will also have some of our lovely big hanks of threads, but need to announce that these will soon be discontinued. These have been specially prepared for us by a small family firm. Sadly they have decided that now is the time to retire, so we won’t be able to get them any more. There is nothing quite like them anywhere, so this is a big blow to us. Grab what you see while it is there, the choice may not be good – but it’s what there is! No, we won’t be offering them at a discount price – too much work by loving hands has gone into their production.

The banner above is some new work that I have begun. it is based on Alzheimers, and although it is not a happy subject I am enjoying it. This project will take me well into 2014 so you won’t see me travelling very far for teaching. The one public session that I am teaching is in May at Missenden Abbey – it’s a fun introduction to dyeing. I’ll give you more details next time.

Hope to see you all at Canford. Drop me a line if you need more details.

Author: nuvofelt

Colour has been business for a number of years. Crochet is one of my current means of expression and I enjoy enabling other creatives. Some of my blogs are kept as daily records. Take a look and you will see.

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